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As 2013 comes to a close, the International Transplant Nurses Society would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the ITNS Insider a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 9, 2014.

Dying girl's plight sparks fight over organ transplants
CNN
From May 30: The plight of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who could die within weeks without a lung transplant has sparked a fight for new rules governing organ donations. Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition on Change.org, and a congressman has called on the Obama administration to take quick action.
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Nurse sues for wrongful termination over botched kidney transplant
The Associated Press via Fox News
From Aug. 8: Ohio transplant nurse, Melanie Lemay, is seeking $25,000 after being wrongfully terminated after a different nurse accidentally threw away a viable kidney as medical waste during a kidney transplant procedure last August.
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Hunger strikers demand chance at organ transplants
Chicago Tribune
From Aug. 8: Fourteen people in need of kidney and liver transplants, along with family and friends, have been on a weeklong hunger strike, demanding a spot on a transplant waiting list, which they say they've been denied. The men and women protested outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital, some taking long breaks for dialysis. They said they've been denied a spot on the list because of their illegal residency in the country.
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Transplant patients died from donor's disease
Yahoo News
From May 9: A Victorian coroner has found that three women who received organs from the same donor all died of the same rare disease. The women all had transplants at various hospitals in Melbourne. They received organs from a 57-year-old man who died of a brain hemorrhage. All three women died within a month of their transplants.
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4 key issues in facial allotransplantation
By Maria Frisch
From May 23: Facial allotransplantation has transformed the future of patients with severe facial disfigurement by allowing for nearly normal facial restoration. Since 2005, at least 21 facial allotransplantations have been performed worldwide, with an estimated 90 percent overall success rate — two of the 21 patients died. This article summarizes four key issues regarding this procedure.
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India's 1st domino kidney transplant
DNA
From June 27: India's first ever domino kidney transplant — involving five donors and five recipients — will be performed at three Mumbai hospitals after the State Government Authorisation Committee gave its nod for the procedure.
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A message from ITNS President Cynthia Russell, PhD RN ACNS-BC FAAN
ITNS
From Oct. 31: ITNS is preparing to celebrate its 20th birthday, marking a milestone for our specialty organization. At the 2011 Symposium in Goteborg, Sweden, one of ITNS' founding members, Nancy Stitt, presented a wonderful overview of the organization's humble beginnings. Her presentation inspired me to reflect on ITNS's rich history, and exciting future. Her words also inspired me to create the theme for next year's symposium — One World of Caring. No matter where we live in the world, our unity is in moving the ITNS mission and vision forward. Our founding ITNS members had a vision for us — one world of caring — that established strong underpinnings for ITNS' current success.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Study: Living donor comorbidities are increasing (Renal & Urology News)
Nurses a vital organ in boosting transplant referrals (Johns Hopkins Nursing)
Hong Kong hospital keeps organ harvesting evidence secret (Epoch Times)
Researchers investigate use of pig kidneys for human transplant (BayouBuzz)

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'Lungs don't die when you do': New transplant program might ease shortages
The Associated Press via NBC News
From Nov. 21, 2013: The pair of lungs sits inside a clear dome, gently inflating as doctors measure how well they'll breathe if implanted into a patient who desperately needs a new set. It's a little-known twist of nature — your lungs can live on for a while after you die. The air left inside keeps them from deteriorating right away as other organs do.
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Polish surgeons perform miraculous procedure
Highlight Press
From June 6: A Polish man has done the unthinkable — he received a new face. Unfortunately, the face transplant surgery didn't come at his own will and was done out of necessity. The 33-year-old Polish man in question, had to receive the face transplant surgery after being disfigured in a workplace accident, and doctors termed this operation to have the fastest ever time frame.
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Apple's top 11 iPhone apps for nurses
MobiHealthNews
From May 16: Physicians are widely known as early adopters of smartphones, and that might be partly because they have been a popular subject for researchers conducting surveys about the impact of mobile health in hospitals. But a study last year by Wolters Kluwer Health's Lippincott Williams Wilkins of 3,900 nurses indicated in early 2012, 71 percent of nurses were already using smartphones professionally.
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